Today a friend of mine posted on Facebook a rant about this article http://www.wfsb.com/news/27846498/detail.html?source=hart
Basically some kids had a contest to see who could ask a girl to the prom in the most creative way and the boy who won is now banned from going to the prom because he trespassed and vandalized the school to do it.
The reason I'm ranting is that my friend and her friends don't seem to think what the boy did was trespassing (one said because our tax dollars pay for the school therefore making it our property) or vandalism because the letters were just taped to the building.
Um this is why our country is such a mess folks...if we don't all agree on the laws that we agreed upon then we have a problem.
I'm a bit torn about if the punishment fits the crime. I mean typically if you vandalize something, they make you clean it up and do some community service...and if you trespass you usually get a fine and more community service. However, I can see the school's perspective that if the parents didn't bother to teach their child that putting words up on a building you don't own is called vandalism then perhaps keeping the child from the activity they are vandalizing over is the right thing to do.
I think that I may have to show this to my child and see if I've raised her up right. I sure hope so.